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Director of Parish Music, Part-time

Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Havertown, PA
  • Expired: June 07, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Annunciation B.V.M.401 Brookline Blvd.Havertown, PA 19083610-446-1613Frsloomis@annunciationparish.comPart-Time Director of Parish MusicAnnunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Havertown, PA seeks a Director of Music Ministry (part-time) to begin in July 2022. The music director should be a skilled organist with competency as a choir director.Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to the parish administrator, Fr. San Loomis at frsloomis@annunciationparish or in person at the parish office.Qualifications:Must be a Christian, preferably Catholic, living the teachings of Jesus Christ.Proficiency as an organist and an understanding how music and the organ can both lead and animate the congregation.Possess a bachelor's degree in Music with a demonstrated knowledge of Catholic worship and liturgy.

Primary Responsibilities:Playing at the three main weekend Masses (Saturday Vigil 4:30 PM; Sunday 9 and 11 AM) as well as on Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, Feast Days, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, and other paraliturgical celebrations (e.g. 40 Hours)Rehearsing with and conducting the small but dedicated parish choir, which currently rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 PM from Sept.-MayPlanning appropriate music for all parish liturgiesRecruiting and scheduling a roster of professional cantorsResponsibly managing the parish music budgetPlaying parish funerals and weddings (additional compensation given)Keep the church's music library in compliance with music copyright law. The organ is a 2-manual electric Rodgers, and there is a keyboard in the choir loft for use as well.

ABVM currently has the St. Michael Hymnal and utilizes the Ignatius Pew Missal. The Director of Music Ministry must possess a solid understanding of the Catholic Church's teachings and expectations regarding liturgical music.

The selected candidate must pass all background checks and complete diocesan Safe Environment training before they begin work.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia


Havertown, PA
19083 USA


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